What a glorious day of weather we had yesterday. It was 66°F and nice enough to be out without a jacket...more and more of a rarity these days. Mike went to some extra effort before we left to map out a route. The barn quilts, as listed on the website for the trail, seem to be listed in the order they were hung, and so one could do a lot of driving if they were driven in the order they appear on the map. Mike tried to get them in some order. There were a few listed that we couldn't find. Toward the end of the day, we happened upon an accident (or something) and the road to a few was blocked off. By then, our eyes were full, and so we headed for home. For as long as we've lived in the area, we were on roads we'd never seen before. Also, we happened on some new shortcuts to and from our place. Some of them were previously dirt roads, and they've now been paved. Very nice.
So...okay...where are the pictures, you ask? Well, here you go. I'll share any pertinent information as we go. This first image was taken from a road we've not traveled before. It was previously a gravel road, but was paved last summer. Now we've discovered a new shortcut into town. The vineyards are looking so beautiful right now. We live in Oregon wine country, and so there are lots of vineyards.